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Lavena's Catch Cafe

15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
+1 902-839-2517
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haddock” (37 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
$$ - $$$
15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Good place right next to Freeport whale watching. Packed our sandwiches take with us for our adventure to go whale watching. Grilled cheese with Lobster. Very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nikkizmom
wishiwasretiredtoo, retired at Lavena's Catch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

The restaurant is now called The Captain's Daughter and under new ownership.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Amazing. See my review of The Captain's Daughter Restaurant 15 Hwy 217, Freeport Nova Scotia. We had a wonderful late lunch. It is a hidden treasure.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank katbob101
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I have recently visited Lavena’s Catch Cafe (Now called Captain’s Daughter Restaurant) with my family. We stopped by twice because we enjoyed it so much. The fries are amazing as well as the desserts. We decided to try the egg tarts to go. They were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alex C
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Great food here. We both had the deep fried fish and fries! Both were exceptional! Fish was fresh and not heavily battered! The fries were probably the best I’ve ever had, light and crispy. Our server was really friendly, however she clearly needed assistance as...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank beachlovers85
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon lavena's by chance while out on the Digby neck for whale watching. The staff were exceptional and food just as good. What a pleasant and unexpected surprise. We have recommended lavena's to many friends and family who pass by. It's worth the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Misterrude
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The seafood is always fresh, the family have been involved in the fishing industry for many years and know fresh seafood, you know when you walk in the door your dining experience will be number 1

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Richard M
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Small family run cafe. Unfortunately they have limited hours and seating as they are slowing down and considering selling the business, so it's best to call and book a table. The seafood is very fresh, just if the boat at times and not smothered with...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank 780cat
Reviewed September 18, 2017

My husband and I stumbled across this amazing place on our way to Brier Island yesterday, and then luckily we decided to have lunch there on our way back. We were served by Lavena's beautiful daughter (whose name we didn't get but who was super...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank oliviaq74
wishiwasretiredtoo, Owner at Lavena's Catch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Thank you so much for that! :)

Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Lovely and cosy restaurant with excellent service. The food is to die for. We had the chowder and scallop sandwich with dome extra scallops. Amazing food!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank VGriet
Reviewed August 22, 2017

It is worth leaving brier island taking the ferry by foot and walking up the hill to the yellow house at the top! Fantastic service and great food!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank IsabelP1315
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Questions & Answers
October 15, 2016|
Response from rapalaspouse | Reviewed this property |
That I have idea. But likely they are considering their location.
March 18, 2016|
Response from Peggy G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know when they will open. I would recommend that you check Lavenas website. Generally places start to open in May.
February 4, 2016|
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Response from 33Irish33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There they hope to answer in early May usually open form 11 to 1 and 5 to 10 . Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 902-839-2517
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